Making an aesthetic analogy between Harmony Korine’s dynamic and unsettling films and novels (Kids, Gummo, Spring Breakers) and his low-rent abstract expressionist paintings would be a simplistic way to go — except he himself makes this connection. Korine speaks adoringly about the allure of marginalized subjects and materials, and certainly the emotional power of a sexy subculture is central across his career. In his large-scale, mixed-media paintings, he embraces the muscular chaos of classical expressionism but re-creates its messy radiance with random crap such as house paint, electrical tape, squeegees and scraps of bubble wrap, plus pure chutzpah.

Sat., Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 10. Continues through Feb. 14, 2015
(Expired: 02/14/15)

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